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Meet Dr. Kim Ross

My Story

My passion for improving health began after I had a car accident in 2002. I approached my care with the traditional medical model as this was all I knew, and it resulted in minimal improvement. I explored alternative medicine with chiropractic care, massage therapy, and professional-grade supplements. This is when my healing and my journey towards nutrition and functional medicine began.


​I did the only thing that made sense to me which was to learn as much as I could. Initially, this was to help myself. Following my accident, I noticed many small and large changes starting to occur in my health. I gained weight, became easily fatigued, my digestive tract seemed easily disturbed, even by some healthy foods, and, at times,  my hormones seemed to have a mind of their own!​


My curiosity eventually turned into a career path. I worked for a professional supplement company, became certified as a nutrition counselor, and then formalized my nutrition education by earning a Master's Degree and pursuing Functional Medicine training at the Institute for Functional Medicine. I have earned a Doctor of Clinical

Dr. Kim Ross

Nutrition, hold the national credential as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), and I am a licensed/certified dietitian nutritionist in 3 states (NY, IL, and FL). ​


Even after my education and career shift in nutrition, my personal health journey was not free of concerns. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis in 2010, which allowed me to learn the profound impact diet can have on this condition. In 2021-2022, I underwent two hip surgeries, including a total hip replacement (yup, my right hip that I am sitting very comfortably on is all titanium!), while also getting COVID twice! While I enjoyed many years of being able to manage hormone-related symptoms naturally,  in 2023, I underwent a hysterectomy and partial oophorectomy.

Why am I sharing all of this?  Because I get it!  I understand how illnesses can change your mood, sleep, desires for food, and impair your ability to be active. I also know how to support the body nutritionally during these times to allow your body to heal.


My auto accident led me to my true calling in life, which is a career in nutrition. However, my health experiences have refined my calling and further defined it to the specialties I focus on in clinical care. My personal journey and ability to relate to what you are going through make me a stronger nutritionist for you.

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My Experience

Education and Certificates

  • Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition (DCN), Maryland University of Integrative Health

  • Masters of Science (MS),  Applied Clinical Nutrition, New York Chiropractic College

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Utica College

  • Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNS®)

  • Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist (CNKS)

  • Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN) in New York

  • Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN) in Florida and Illinois

  • Institute For Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP)

  • Certified Life Coach

  • Certified First Line Therapy® Lifestyle Educator

Outside of Clinical Care

  • Symphony Natural Health | Director of Scientific Communications

  • Symphony Natural Health Institute | Board Member

  • Board for Certified Nutrition Specialists | Credential Council Member

  • Board for Certified Nutrition Specialists |  Preapproved CNS SPE Supervisor

  • Sonoran University of Health Sciences College of Nutrition  | Adjunct Faculty  | Educating future nutritionists



  • Fahoum M, Ross K. An Integrative Approach for Improving and Managing Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): A Case Report. Curr Res Cmpl. 2023; Alt Med 7: 211. 

  • Ross K. Improvements in Premenstrual Syndrome, Primary Dysmenorrhea, and Menorrhagia with Natural Therapies: A Case Report. Curr Res Cmpl Alt Med. 2023: 7: 207.

  • Ross K. Psychobiotics: Are they the future intervention for managing depression and anxiety? A literature review. Explore (NY). 2023;19(5):669-680. doi:10.1016/j.explore.2023.02.007

  • Ross K. Nutritional management of surgically induced menopause: A case report. Womens Health (Lond). 2021;17:17455065211031492. doi:10.1177/17455065211031492

  • Ross K, VanNortwick M. Managing mood-related symptoms utilizing diet, targeted nutrient supplementation, and lifestyle changes: A case series. Explore (NY). 2022;18(5):591-600. doi:10.1016/j.explore.2021.09.006

  • Ross K, VanNortwick M, Dragone D. Innovative therapies for mood disorders: A case report. Explore (NY). 2021;17(3):208-212. doi:10.1016/j.explore.2020.03.011

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